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Central Manchester CCG Fertility survey

8 Jan 2014 - 13:48 by michelle.foster

Have you used infertility services in Manchester?

Central Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) want to hear about your experience. NHS Central Manchester CCG is committed to ensuring that the patient voice is heard and used to shape and improve services.

Central Manchester CCG want to know more about your experiences of the NHS Infertility Services from when you first consulted your GP, right up to being treated at a Specialist Infertility Centre.

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Free places available on pre-retirement course

8 Jan 2014 - 13:22 by michelle.foster

For over 30 years PRAGMA, an independent charity, now part of the Age Concern Manchester group of charities, has run short courses to help prepare people for their retirement. The courses examine some of the major changes and challenges that are often brought about when someone leaves paid work.

PRAGMA have a team of specialist tutors who provide information about: taxes in retirement, financial planning, state benefits, wills, trusts, power of attorney, volunteering, maintaining good physical and mental health, concessions and relationships.

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Investment and Contract Readiness Fund to support arts ventures to access new social investment fund

8 Jan 2014 - 11:50 by michelle.foster

Arts ventures looking to raise investment can apply for an investment readiness grant as part of a new initiative to bring more capital into the arts sector.

Investing for Good and Cabinet Office are developing a new social investment fund for the arts sector. The Arts Ventures Fund will open in 2014 and aims to increase access to and participation in arts and culture amongst older people, establish education projects for young people and support projects in the wider community.

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Commission reissues warning to charities linked to business rates relief

8 Jan 2014 - 09:34 by michelle.foster

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, reissued an alert in May 2013 for charities about the risks when getting involved in arrangements to enter into tenancy agreements and take advantage of business rates relief.

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Age-friendly Manchester Small Grants Fund

7 Jan 2014 - 15:49 by michelle.foster

Do you have a project you'd like to get up and running in 2014? Are you looking for funding to continue running a group or activity for older people in your neighbourhood? The Age-friendly Manchester Small Grants fund provides small grants of up to £300 to projects that benefit older people living in the City of Manchester.

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Bid for funding to tackle food poverty

7 Jan 2014 - 12:46 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is inviting voluntary and other third sector groups to bid for a share of a new £250,000 fund which will combat food poverty in the city.

Manchester City Council has made the additional funding available under its Local Welfare Scheme to help the most vulnerable residents in crisis situations, for example the homeless or those fleeing violence or domestic abuse.

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Adult Learners Week - Nominations are now open

6 Jan 2014 - 12:47 by cheryl.mcalister

Adult Learners Week is a national celebration of lifelong learning which encompasses the ALW awards.

The awards celebrate the achievements of those who have made a significant difference to their lives through their learning journey.

If you know of an individual or organisation deserving of an award please visit: www.alw.org.uk/awards/2014 to make a nomination.

Deadline for submission is 5:00pm on 30 January 2014


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A Systematic Review of Research on Community Engagement to Reduce Inequalities in Health

6 Jan 2014 - 11:47 by Nigel Rose

Collecting evidence about whether community engagement works is difficult, far more difficult than measuring the effectiveness of a new medicine. A new report looks at 361 studies and concludes overall that community engagement works.

The review considered the following questions:

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Donate to Nonprofits Through Facebook

19 Dec 2013 - 16:14 by michelle.foster

Facebook have started to roll out a new feature called Donate that lets people contribute directly to nonprofits through Facebook.

The Donate feature will appear beside Posts in News Feed shared by participating nonprofits and at the top of their Facebook Pages.

When people click "Donate Now" they can choose the amount, enter their payment information, and immediately donate to that cause. They also have the option to share the nonprofit’s post with their friends.

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Grow Wild funding – Create your own Grow Wild Community Site

19 Dec 2013 - 16:05 by michelle.foster

A Grow Wild community site is a place where local people use UK native plants to create a space for everyone to enjoy.

Grow Wild are awarding £500 to £5,000 for each Grow Wild community site.

At the moment, your Grow Wild site might be an unloved, neglected and rundown area that you’d like to reclaim for the local community. You just need to tell Grow Wild how you want to turn it into an inspiring space for everyone.

With the funding, people from all over the UK will create stunning sites that everyone will love and use.

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